The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Do a good turn daily.
Troop 555 Electronics Policy:|
In Troop 555 we believe that our Scout meetings and outdoor camping events offer boys a unique and valuable experience that only Scouting can provide. We acknowledge that the use of personal electronic devices by Scouts can be a distraction from the unique experiences Scouting offers.
To this end, the use of personal electronics is approved for Scouts before and after Troop meetings, and during transit to and from campouts and other outdoor events. Scouts are requested to lock their personal electronics in their driver’s vehicle for the duration of the event. Personal electronics may be confiscated by the Scoutmaster and returned at the end of the event if their use is creating a significant distraction from planned activities. Adults are requested to use their personal electronics sparingly and with the discretion befitting a Scouting event. Adults are encouraged to set a positive example for their sons by limiting personal electronic use to essential business, family and safety matters.
Troop 555 further acknowledges that the application of personal electronics is rapidly-evolving and that the role of technology may in the future be more compatible with and less of a distraction from Scouting events. The Troop 555 Committee commits to periodically re-examine this electronics policy to ensure that it continues to support our Troop’s mission.
Troop 555 Inclusion Statement|
Troop 555 believes that the valuable experiences offered through involvement in Scouting should be available to all boys who express a desire to participate, regardless of race, religious background, socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability, or sexual orientation. We adhere to the following standard for youth members of the Boy Scouts of America approved and adopted Jan. 1, 2014:
Youth membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all youth who meet the specific membership requirements to join the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, and Venturing programs. Membership in any program of the Boy Scouts of America requires the youth member to (a) subscribe to and abide by the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law, (b) subscribe to and abide by the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle (duty to God), and (c) demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others and is consistent at all times with the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.